This 15-Year-Old Ballerina Is Going Viral for Her Inspirational Fouetté Video
January 17, 2017

Continuing DT’s trend of calling out dancers who are redefining what it means to have a “dancer’s body,” can we talk for a second about 15-year-old Lizzy Howell and her amazing fouetté skills?

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A video posted by Lizzy 🤘🏼 (@lizzy.dances) on

When someone reposted Howell’s original Instagram video this weekend, it took off—and now Howell has some 42,000-plus followers under her belt. Besides being an incredible turner, she also has a good head on her shoulders: “I do not like when people say, ‘Oh my gosh I can’t believe she’s better than me!’ she told Daily Mail. “That implies that plus-sized people can’t dance, and it makes me feel self-conscious. It shouldn’t matter how much I weigh, the only thing that should matter is my passion for dance.”

Go, Lizzy!

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